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Orlando shooter was a disgruntled former employee who 'targeted' victims

Orlando shooter was a disgruntled former employee who 'targeted' victims”

The shooting happened early on Monday morning in the east of the city. Seven people survived the shooting. A witness told deputies that he saw Neumann and the employee arguing but did not see a physical fight. He says no survivors were shot or hurt.

The 45-year-old suspect was apparently upset with his employers because he had been recently fired.

Emergency vehicles stage near the site of a shooting, Monday, June 5, 2017, near Orlando, Fla.

The briefing is planned for 1 p.m. Monday.

In a 2014 incident report, Neumann's co-worker said Neumann punched him in the back of the head when he approached, knocking him to the ground.

Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings.

Florida Governor Rock Scott urged people of the state to pray for the families of the victims killed in "this senseless" act of violence.

Active shootings, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation defines as events that leave three or more people killed, happen most often in workplaces.

Authorities say John Robert Neumann Jr. shot and killed himself Monday after fatally shooting his ex-co-workers. Once deputies arrived to the scene two minutes later, they found three men and one woman who were already dead, Demings said.

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The sheriff said the shooter was a former employee at the business and was sacked sometime in April of this year.

OCSO working shooting scene that has stabilized.

This is the second instance this year of a disgruntled ex-employee who has been accused of returning to a former Orlando workplace to kill.

Gomez says the woman told her that the gunman had told her to leave the facility. She used the phone of a tile business across the street to call 911, said Yamaris Gomez, the tile store's owner. "I will remain in contact with the Orlando law enforcement community throughout the day as more information is made available", the statement read. The FBI also responded, said Ron Hopper, who runs the FBI's Orlando office.

The shooting occurred one week before the first anniversary of the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, where 49 people died. The gay nightclub was the site of the worst mass shooting in modern USA history.

Fiamma Inc.is a family-run company more than 70 years old, according to the company's website. No details about the victims or the shooter have been released.

John Robert Neumann Jr., a 45-year-old US Army veteran, was armed with a semi-automatic handgun and hunting knife when he entered a business called Fiamma, which describes itself as one of the world's largest manufacturers of awnings for recreational vehicles. Multiple fatalities. Situation contained. The business is located in an industrial area northeast of downtown. "My boss is dead", Adams said. The Orange County Sheriff's Office chaplain was on site to offer support.

Officials with the Lake Howell Pop Warner league said Tuesday that they are raising money for the children of Kevin Clark, who were orphaned by the shooting.

The sheriff said the former employee had a minor criminal record and that police had visited Fiamma Inc. several years ago after a call that involved the shooter.



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